TARI and T-square Celebrate Local Fashion with Windows Into DC: Cultural Couture

Photo by Maleknaz Freidouni
TARI's Alida Sanchez and Sara Mokhtari with Mayor Vincent Gray
TARI's Alida Sanchez and Sara Mokhtari with Mayor Vincent Gray

Wednesday was a big day for D.C. fashion. In the morning, Mayor Vincent Gray and Councilmember Jack Evans joined with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities at the Convention Center to unveil Windows Into DC: Cultural Couture, a new public art installation and fashion design initiative.

Local designers and city officials kick off Cultural Couture at Convention Center (Photo by: Maleknaz Freidouni) Local designers and city officials kick off Cultural Couture at Convention Center

This citywide project provides educational and economic opportunities for emerging local designers and the community.  

TARI featured in Georgetown neighborhood window (Photo by: Maleknaz Freidouni) TARI featured in Georgetown neighborhood window

To showcase fashion as art and business, Cultural Couture created a visual narrative highlighting six distinctive D.C. neighborhoods along the N Street corridor, between 7th & 9th Streets, NW. 

Guests arrive at TARI (Photo by: Maleknaz Freidouni) Guests arrive at TARI

For TARI, the couture consignment boutique in Georgetown, Wednesday marked their official grand opening and expanded boutique space (including a special section for menswear) and newly completed community engagement space, T-square (above TARI retail).

Guests mingle in new T-square loft (Photo by: Kat Manalastas) Guests mingle in new T-square loft

Expanded boutique makes room for men's section (Photo by: Kat Manalastas) Expanded boutique makes room for men's section

Bank of Georgetown's Joshua Phillips and Timothy Veith (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Bank of Georgetown's Joshua Phillips and Timothy Veith

Echoing the message of the day, T-square’s 2,800 loft was created for emerging, local designers to showcase and sell their work. 

Kim Andreadis with chicsaks.com bags benefitting Alzheimer's Association (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Kim Andreadis with chicsaks.com bags benefitting Alzheimer's Association

Owner, Sara Mokhtari greeted 200 invited guests who had braved a spring shower to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails by 42 Degree Catering. Friends and family perused TARI’s stunning collection of new and vintage designer labels, while listening to tropical Latin beats by DJ Sonny Cheeba of Empresarios.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

The lou as stylish as the fashions (Photo by: Kat Manalastas) The lou as stylish as the fashions

TARI is at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue.

TARI owner Sara Mokhtari (Photo by: Judith Beermann) TARI owner Sara Mokhtari